Originally posted by IdahoNiner:Understand your point entirely Ghost. Well stated argument.
I just think we are in a bit of a unique position with a big need, and room to wiggle in the draft.
Obviously you dont pass on guys that you think will come in and contribute day 1, but if we can draft a RB in the second like LMJ, and not have him contribute a whole lot, i dont see why we cant draft a QB if the right one were to fall in our lap that we see as having great value at the pick. You obviously dont reach, but i would not be surprised in the slightest if we took a QB in the top 4 rounds. If a QB is the best value at any given pick, you like the player, and you have a need, you draft them.
I can agree with that. In a nutshell the answer to the question of "Would we take a QB high?" is: "Well, it depends."
At some point, the value for any team based on their grades become too high to pass up. Like they've said before, if he's the highest player on your board at that pick, you stick with it, and make that player the pick there.
I think we don't need to go after a QB early, or even at all in the draft. We'd be better served signing a veteran as insurance. This QB class is quite poor. After the early rounds, the drop-off is substantial. The following have 1st-2nd round grades for me: Bridgewater (1st), Manziel (1st), Garoppolo (2nd), and Bortles (2nd). After that, Murray (3rd), Carr (late 3rd). After that, there is no quarterback I'd take before the 5th round none. I was woefully unimpressed.